By Marianne Kobak
26 February 2004
ELKO - An Elburz man and an Elko man were arrested Tuesday
and accused of having a poached antelope, according to Elko County sheriff's
Aaron Edward Wright, 23, of Elburz and Jeffrey Howard
Peterson, 39, of Elko were both charged with possession of a poached
big-game animal. Their bail was set at $2,000 each.
Deputies along with officers of the Nevada Department of
Wildlife searched Peterson's residence to look for a big-game animal
illegally obtained. During the search, officers located evidence of hair,
blood and items used in butchering the animal.
According to an Elko County sheriff's report, officers
believed two men were involved in the killing of the animal during a closed
season and that both transported the animal to a place it could be
As of October, killing of such big game is a class E
Possession of a dead big game animal is a gross
Items pertaining to the illegal killing of the animal were
confiscated, including a vehicle, two rifles, butcher knife, cooler, ropes
used in hanging the animal and the butchered meat.
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